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Report on Government Services

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This report was released in December 1995. It has been produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth/State Service Provision (SCRCSSP).

This first Steering Committee report presents information relating to the effectiveness and efficiency of a number of government-funded (and largely government-provided) social services.

These include: public acute care hospitals, public housing, government school education, vocational education and training, police, courts administration, corrective services, and support services for families and individuals in crisis. It presents performance data in the context of the current environment in which these services are delivered.

It is the first of a series of annual publications that aim to inform parliaments, governments, government service agencies, and the clients of these agencies - the wider community - about their overall performance, based primarily on results rather than inputs.

This review is an ongoing exercise. It is intended that each subsequent report will incorporate improvements to the quality, consistency, and completeness of performance indicators and data.

It is also intended that the scope of the Review will expand over time to include additional areas of government service provision including programs specific to the Commonwealth Government and Local Government.

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2009 Review of the Report on Government Services

COAG endorsed the review's recommendations at its 7 December 2009 meeting.

The Steering Committee endorsed the Independent Reference Group's Review of the Report on Government Services' performance indicator framework Report in September 2010.

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